Professional Tennis Management
TJC Professional Tennis Management, since 1974, conducts quality Management Programs emphasizing Tennis Teaching Instruction and Management Skills since 1974. Tennis Tech offers Associates Degrees and a one-year Certificate Program in Business and Recreation Leadership.
This program provides a two-year course to train students in teaching tennis, planning programs for tennis facilities, merchandising and operating pro shops, and maintaining tennis facilities. In addition, students are trained and prepared for certification testing.
Students spend 15 hours per week on lab work, oncampus tennis clinics and functions of team coaching. Training aids used in the tennis program are books, video and audio recorders, ball machines, and stringing machines.
For more than 20 years our tennis teaching program has attracted students from more than 55 states and 20 countries. Endorsed by the USPTA the Tennis Tech program at TIC is dedicated to showing our students that being a professional in the tennis world involves more than playing tennis.
Program Director Kimm Ketelsen is a certified teaching member of the United States Professional Tennis Association. Kimm has 25 years experience as a director of tennis, is nationally ranked in top 10 in USA, has been the assistant coach for University of Texas Austin's Women's Tennis Team - National Champions 1995, and is a two-Time NAIA All-American.
Tyler Junior College's men’s and women’s teams are nationally-ranked, members of this program have the opportunity to work with these players to develop their skills in dealing with the advanced tennis players.
The Professional Tennis Management Program exposes students to some of the top tennis teaching professionals through programs from such groups as:
- PTM Facebook Page
- United States Professional Tennis Association
- Professional Tennis Registry
- United States Racquet Stringers’ Association
- United States Umpires’ Association
- National Tennis Rating Program